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24-Days in Far Northern Qld Bird Watching

Author: Carl from Pahrump (More Trip Reviews by Carl from Pahrump)
Date of Trip: November 2006

For lunch my wife had a veggie wrap with lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot, sprouts, avocado, pine nuts and pesto sauce. I had a Greek salad. The cyclone had definitely impacted the bird life at the Sanctuary. We only saw 15 bird species here, but enjoyed out stay.

Mid afternoon we went to the lounge for Cappuccino and Chai Latte. Someone said a Cassowary was in the garden. Everyone rushed out to see the endangered giant bird. I saw the Cassowary pick up a red tomato and swallow it whole. There are only 1000 Cassowaries left in Australia, and only 2 left around here.

At dinner we had Potato and Leek soup, and a Greek Salad with deep fried sweet potato peel. For the main course my wife had sweet potato & prawn cakes. I had Thai Fish Soup with Barramundi - it came in a half-gallon bowl. I ate the fish but only a fraction of the vegetable and noodle sauce. Beautiful Tucker!

After dinner we photographed moths around the dinning area. We found an Atlas Moth. It was bigger than my hand.

E-mail if you would like a file with the specific birds we saw each day.

Carl & Wilma Ball carlball@yahoo.com

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